Red Letter Night for Wolfpack

Carter-Finley and the fantastic Wolfpack fans shone as bright as ever during ESPN’s Thursday night television broadcast.  (With the lone exception of the fire-able offense of significantly embarrassing the entire NC State community with the playing of “Who Let the Dogs Out” late in the 4th quarter.  I am not kidding.  Fire the person who did that…NOW!  You can even bring back the person who did the “Mexi-Cam”.  But, there can never be “Who Let the Dogs Out” or that stupid ‘cha-cha-cha-turn-around-to-the-left-to-the-right’ song late in any football game.  Ever!)

But, NC State was shining even brighter on  On Thursday night just before midnight, NC State was simultaneously the lead story on the front page of both ESPN’s College Football site and College Basketball site.  Pretty friggin cool.  Attached below are screen shots.


Fron page of ESPN Football


Front page of ESPN Basketball

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42 Responses to Red Letter Night for Wolfpack

  1. GAWolf 10/29/2010 at 7:50 AM #

    I’m pretty sure I also heard Joan Jett’s “I love Rock n’ Roll.” Whoever is choosing the music can do better than all three of those songs. I’d say we’d be better off just hooking the speakers to Pandora, typing in AC/DC and have someone there to hit the mute button when it’s time for music.

  2. McCallum 10/29/2010 at 7:56 AM #

    Sadly, even in the light of victory, State is defined by “hating”.

    Now mind you, I’m a pretty decent hater myself. As I explained earlier, I have a good excuse for my “hating”. You work hard, you see the details as they emerge or as you help to define them, you work even harder, you put in the long hours, you project out what each step will produce, you understand tone, depth of analysis and how that can be translated into results THEN…………..someone drops the ol’ turd in the punch bowl.

    State would not be State (read cheesy and cheap) if someone had NOT played “who let the dogs out”. At least be somewhat original, play it with German lyrics, Wer hat die Hunde aus……..woof, woof, woof, woof…….Wer hat die Hunde aus.

    Or something like that.

    On to Clem’s son my friends. Alas I shall be in the wretched world of Disney and will not be a mere 50 minutes from the compound. I have given my tickets to a Lutheran who spends most of his time spending tax payer money and attending travel team baseball games.


  3. Primewolf 10/29/2010 at 8:02 AM #

    The whole music blasting away 90% of the the time needs to be revisited. Got there 40 min before kickoff and it was so loud you couldn’t even carry on a conversation.

    I like some good music and loud it fine, but we don’t need it continiuosly.

    Does not come across like a savvy, or even remotely sophisticated, football fanbase with the continuous rap and other dubious selections.

    We need a middle ground. Less continuous music,more band music, and some quite time.

    What I noticed at the ECU game was about the same approach, except they had the problem of the announcer continuously talking with 5 announcments in a row throughout the game. Was very distracting.

    I don’t like the silly questions they ask the players either. They generally show those at some critical moment in the third qtr. What a stupid distraction. Show them in warmups, but never ever during a game.

  4. ncsu1 10/29/2010 at 8:07 AM #

    Tweet @CVHD if you want to show your displeasure, but I really don’t think it was that bad of a decision, and I’m generally liking the slightly increased use of music this year. As traditional as band music would have been going through those final FSU timeouts… the crowd would respond much better to piped in music.

    Honestly I thought “Cupid Shuffle” — generally a student favorite, at least — was the obvious pick instead of who let the dogs out, but is it really that big of a deal?

    and the music blasting before kickoff is likely for the benefit of the players… what they want to hear.

  5. Packfan28 10/29/2010 at 8:14 AM #

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  6. Hungwolf 10/29/2010 at 8:24 AM #

    Call me crazy but I liked it. Crowd was great especially students. Barely got my voice this morning, I guess you never too old to act like a fool at a football game. My son watched it on ESPN said they showed several shots of the mascot, he taped it for me. I am really excited about the mascot, we should have done that a long time ago. Was really glad to see players responding to the crowd and asking the crowd to get loud. What a great atmosphere last night, really proud of our team and proud to be a Wolfpacker this morning.

    Even though FSU fumbled at the end, I felt we deserved to win, I thought we outplayed them and both teams had 2 turnovers. The better team won last night. Love to put tears in some Clemson eyes next week!

  7. Hungwolf 10/29/2010 at 8:26 AM #

    Maybe we bring back Duran Duran “Hungry like the Wolf” too, Ha!

  8. NCSUCHIO 10/29/2010 at 8:31 AM #

    They played ‘Dogs Out’ right after the fumble. At that point I think the crowd would have danced to The Tarheel Fight Song. Atleast we never did the wave.

  9. primacyone 10/29/2010 at 8:41 AM #

    “With the lone exception of the fire-able offense of significantly embarrassing the entire NC State community with the playing of “Who Let the Dogs Out” late in the 4th quarter. I am not kidding. Fire the person who did that…NOW!”

    For real. Whomever is in charge of the music selection please read this:

    Make your way to the next ECU home game. Listen intently to their music selection. Take notes. Take more notes. Return to the Carter and implement new selections.

  10. JVM4PACK 10/29/2010 at 8:45 AM #

    I agree with some of the music comments but regardless of that detail. I’ve attended many games and chose a good year to commit with season tickets. Carter Finley’s atmosphere was amazing last night, the loudest crowd by far. The pack showed amazing heart and resilience. Enjoyed this win with lots of emotion, let’s put our focus on the Tigers. GO PACK!

  11. McCallum 10/29/2010 at 8:47 AM #

    Primewolf is on the money.

    I’ll tell each of you that you MUST attend an SEC game. Certainly there is an exception here or there but Prime describes what the SEC does best. There is little “outside” music, there are lots and lots of fight songs, lots of internal school songs that the students and alumni sing and cheer to, the bands are BIG and they play LOUD. There is not a competition for the attention of the fan: it is all about the home team and its TRADITION. Why come back to a place if your tradition is the Braveheart charge scene or 4th quarter Wer hat die Hunde aus?

    I attend a number of UGA games and have for years. The beloved’s family has had season tickets in Athens since the late 50’s and the seats are primetime. It is simply striking how cheap State comes off when it plays those stupid “jock jam’ CDs as compared to what I see at UGA. What makes it WORSE is that UGA is filled with idiots YET they have better sense about game atmosphere and tone than folks in Raleigh.

    So fans it is up to you to motivate yourself. Shotgun those Budwisers as fast as you can prior to kick off then yell like all get out until you can yell no more. I hope they’ve killed the Seinfeld outtakes but in doing that they’ve given us Wer hat die Hunde aus.

    To paraphrase some stupid Boston Redsox fans: just State being State.


  12. WIFF 10/29/2010 at 8:50 AM #

    I agree that the music selection is pretty bad but most people were excited when “who let the dogs out” came on. A vast majority of the crowd was pumped up and singing along. Not that we couldn’t have gotten the same result with a different song but I don’t think it’s worth complaining about.

    Sounds like a lot of people on here don’t like rap/hip-hop but I liked the Tank Tyler “wolfpack song”. Check it out. The whole thing is here.

    I also think “Hungry like the wolf” is totally appropriate and way better than “I love rock n roll” and “who let the dogs out”

  13. Alpha Wolf 10/29/2010 at 8:57 AM #

    I usually don’t care what the pre-game and in-game music is. It’s NC State football and it was perhaps our most meaningful win in 7 years. If Lawrence Welk had been playing the Beer Barrel Polka i would still be jumping up and down with joy.

    Funny thing is I am in Orlando to visit KSC and watch Discovery’s launch, plus visit some friends at SpaceX. I can tell you the the Indians down here on the reservation are not happy today.

  14. IMFletcherWolf 10/29/2010 at 9:00 AM #

    We have a “Red Letter Night” and some of y’all are b******g about the music.

  15. Alpha Wolf 10/29/2010 at 9:07 AM #

    Yep this is a happy day in Wolfpack country and a LONG time coming. We could have been hearing the sad song after the Alma Mater and talkung about what might have been.

  16. wolfie91 10/29/2010 at 9:10 AM #

    ^^I was thinking essentially the same. Let’s talk the ESPN pages, not the music! But blame SFN for muddying their own positive post. 😉

  17. Texpack 10/29/2010 at 9:11 AM #

    I have always thought that the fight songs and the bands are what really differentiates the college game atmosphere from the NFL game atmosphere. I love hearing all of that, even on TV.

    As for the game itself, you have to give Bible a fair amount of credit for sticking with the running game last night. Our ability to dominate the time of possession was a key to the game. Major props to the OL as well. I guess I didn’t realize we were starting 4 sophomores in the OL. That certainly bodes well for the future.

  18. deenz 10/29/2010 at 9:16 AM #

    All of the above complaints about music and no one has complained about the 30 second clip of Phil Collins. I couldn’t have been the only one to notice that.

  19. Prowling Woofie 10/29/2010 at 9:18 AM #

    Wow – perhaps the biggest win in the last 5 years, a terrific crowd atmosphere and national TV coverage, a team that shows heart and grit by not only coming back for a victory, but also by running it down a bigger team’s throat, and yet there are still complaints and gripes.

    About music ???

    Really ???

    Go Pack – Great effort last night. LOVED being a part of the idiotic crowd that cheered like hell all night long – even when “Who Let the Dogs Out” came on.

  20. EverettBeez 10/29/2010 at 9:27 AM #

    Terrific win, congrat’s to the team, TOB and the other coaches.

    Emotional roller coaster and nerve racking to the end – just the way Wolfpackers like there sports! Both my wife and I had to get up and walk out of the room at least once in the last 3 minutes of the game. “I can’t stand to watch,” was said as much as “Go Pack”.

    C-F looked awesome on tv, its hard to believe that’s where I grew up going to ball games – the hill and the pines all gone. Thanks to all you readers who’ve done your part to make C-F a top notch facility.
    You could see the crowd jumping, hands up through out the second half, the noise was clear, especially in the second half. Again great job.

    The music – I liked ‘who let the dogs out” because you could hear the crowd bark, that was funny. But several earlier songs made me go “huh?”
    I’d rethink that whole piped in music during the game, but its still better then that worthless “da da daaaaa DAH . . . we’re gonna beat bla bla bla bla” that you hear EVERYWHERE.

  21. WV Wolf 10/29/2010 at 9:33 AM #

    With all the complaints about the piped in music (and I’m right there with you), if only there were a group of people already in the stadium with musical instruments…

    Oh yeah, there is. Maybe we should be making better use of the marching band during the game. Let them play the music, after all that’s why they are there.

    Because there’s nothing that keeps the crowd in the game during a time out after a big momentum changing play than a little Weezer. And not even Buddy Holly.

  22. coach13 10/29/2010 at 9:33 AM #

    I thought the coaching staff embraced Russell Wilson as a runningback in the second half, and THAT is how we won the game. IF we want to win out and play for an ACC championship, there needs to be MORE designed draws, and more encouragement for RW to take off if he doesn’t see anything good.

    IMAGINE THIS, is you could take the poorest decisions RW made throwing (I mean when he forced the ball into double/triple coverage or heaved to absolutely no one) and replaced them with a scramble, where we would be.

    I HAVE NO PROBLEM with Mustafa being our 2nd highest rusher behind Wilson. That will be the key to winning out IMO.

  23. Daily Update 10/29/2010 at 9:34 AM #

    Phil Collins is standard in the build up before the team runs out of the tunnel. Strange choice.

  24. LifeLongWolf 10/29/2010 at 9:39 AM #

    Holy Cr@p! That was fun! Most exciting game I’ve been to since 1986 Kramer to Peebles to beat the ‘Cocks.

    Stadium was great, I enjoyed the whole atmosphere. I agree, complaining about the music is silly. But since we’re already there, here’s my $0.02.

    Phil Collins was bizarrely inappropriate.
    The rest of it was great. I didn’t really like every song, but so what. It’s about having fun and making noise. Who really cares, when 50,000 of your best friends are all singing along, it HAS to be a party! (And I personally love ‘Hungry Like the Wolf.’ Reminds me of 1983 NCAA’s everytime).

    I worked at UGA for 9 years. Those people are nucking futs, I mean totally shatbit crazy, but still idiots. C-F on a nice Oct Thursday stills kicks their hiney.

  25. El Lobo Loco! 10/29/2010 at 9:39 AM #

    It was great to wake up at 3AM to a 21-21 game and see the Wolfpack win before breakfast!!!

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